Martin Charles Cox
Martin Chalres Cox was convicted after a jury trial in the District Court at Christchurch of one count of assault with intent to commit sexual violation and one count of sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection (digital penetration). He was sentenced by the trial Judge, Judge Holderness, to a term of imprisonment of five and a half years, reduced to 4 years on appeal.
The appellant entered the motel unit in which she was then residing, uninvited. She was still wearing the clothes she had slept in. He made himself a cup of coffee, picked up some oil that was on the kitchen bench and approached the complainant, saying that he wanted to put oil on her head to relieve headaches she was experiencing. She moved away from him and into the bedroom of the motel unit. She explained to him that she had to go to an appointment in ten minutes and needed to get dressed. The appellant then entered the bedroom, threw her onto the bed and landed on top of her. He touched her on her legs, removed her skirt, pulled his trousers down and began touching her breasts, using his weight to stop her struggling. He ignored her protests. He pulled her underwear down, touched her vaginal area, and digitally penetrated her vagina. He then sat near her face, apparently so that oral sex could occur, at which point he ejaculated over her face and chest.
Date of Birth
1947 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Three Strikes Status
Sentenced to 5 years 6 months in 2004-05
Reduced on appeal to 4 years in December 2005
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OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|7-12-2005||Appeal hearing||Court of Appeal Christchurch||Sexual violation by digital penetration||20-5-2003||4 Years, Imprisonment||▼|